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50s Housewife Russian Dolls

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These 50s Housewife Russian Dolls are an unusual twist on the traditional sets of dolls.

The figures are blonde women, who look rather like Mad Men’s Betty Draper, doing a succession of housewife chores, including serving a roast diner, brushing her children’s hair, ironing (whilst drinking a cocktail), dusting and applying lipstick. The dolls were created by artist Yana Elkassova, taking inspiration from her Russian heritage and using it to humorously show ideas of womanhood.

The dolls cost £180 from Eye Storm, a price that reflects their status as a piece of art, rather than a toy.